NIT Allahabad: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT or NIT Allahabad), formerly Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College (MNREC), is a public technical university located in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one among the top NITs National Institute of Technology in the country,and like the rest of them, classified as an Institute of National Importance.The college has the distinction of the being first in the country to start an undergraduate programme in Computer Science & Engineering, in 1976-77.

NIT Allahabad


Key Description of NIT Prayagraj

Motto: Siddhirbhavati Karmaja

Motto in English: Success is born out of action.

Type: Public Technical University

Established: 1961

Location: Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh, India

Campus: Urban, 222 acres (0.9 km2)



History of NIT Allahabad

Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College was established in 1961. Allahabad University also had a Department of Electronics & Communication (J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology) engineering college but MNREC was started with two another branches of engineering- Civil & Mechanical. The foundation stone was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and the institute was named after his father, lawyer and freedom fighter, Motilal Nehru. The founding principal of the college was Gopal Kishore Agrawal. It has a great historical importance.

The main building of the college was inaugurated by Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18 April 1965. Effective from 26 June 2002, the college became a deemed university and was renamed as Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology.

From its beginnings the institute offered bachelor's degree programmes in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The institute was the first in the country to offer an undergraduate program in Computer Science and Engineering, which was started in 1976. In 1982-83 undergraduate programs in Electronics Engineering, and Production and Industrial Engineering were started.

Postgraduate programs were introduced in 1970-71 with master's degree courses in all engineering departments. The institute now offers M. Tech. degree programs, MCA, M. Sc Mathematics and Scientific Computing courses and registers candidates for Ph. D. degrees. The institute has been recognized by the Government of India as a center for the quality improvement program in Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The institute started a two year/four semesters postgraduate degree in Management Studies in 1996. The institute added undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering and BioTechnology in 2006.

The college has been recognized by AICTE as a center for the Quality Improvement Programme. In 1972, the college established an industrial estate with 69 sheds with the objective of encouraging entrepreneurs and creating additional revenue.

Design Centre

The college is a member of the Indo-UK REC project in the area of design. Under this scheme, a Design Center was established at a cost of about Rs. six crore, which offers training and consultancy. It was given the status of an Institute of National Importance (INI) on 15 August 2007.

In 2010, the institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee year.

It is among the few technical institutions in India to house two supercomputers, PARAM 8000 and PARAM 10000.



MNNIT was ranked 48th among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.


Academics of NIT Allahabad

MNNIT offers a four-year undergraduate course in various engineering disciplines. Indian students are admitted though Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Mains), while foreign students or N.R.Is (Non-Resident of India) are admitted through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).

MNNIT offers 19 post-graduate programs of two-year duration leading to M. Tech. degrees. The Computer Science department offers a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA). It has a master's course in Mathematics and Scientific Computing and a B-school known as the School of Management Studies. Master of Social Work (MSW) is also running in the institute since 2009.


Department of NIT Allahabad

The departments in the institute are:


  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design & Development


  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Humanities and Social Science

School of Management Studies


Notable Alumni NIT Prayagraj

  • Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman of Indian Railway Board
  • Saurabh Tripathi: Former DIG, Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Sanjiv Chaturvedi, IFS officer who has exposed many corruption cases in Haryana and AIIMS; received the Presidential reference a record four times and the Ramon Magsaysay award in 2015.
  • Deep Joshi, social worker and NGO activist, recipient of the Magsaysay award in 2009
  • Onkar Singh, Founder Vice Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, (U.P.) - India[8]
  • B. N. Singh, Chairman of ICTACEM, Professor & Dean HR(Human Resource), IIT Kharagpur
  • Hemesh Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Unacademy
  • Sushil Kumar, Co-Founder of India's largest interactive Gameshow LOCO
  • Nelabhotla Venkateswarlu,Co-Founder and CEO of Vyom Biosciences
    Mouli Raman[10] Co-founder, CEO of OnMobilE
  • Sorabh Babu , UPSC -Civil Services Examination-1999 Topper